In recent months, Pennsylvania state law has adopted important changes to the background clearance requirements for employees and volunteers that are involved with or in contact with children. Throughout 2015, these new clearance guidelines will require all churches to be in compliance with the procedures set forth in House Bill 435 (download bill below).
The resources below will help you to identity these changes as well as learn how they will affect your church in the coming months. Please read over the documents carefully, and, as always, consult your church’s legal counsel and insurance provider for further insight.
House Bill 435
Response to Bill 435 with Affadavit
Frequently Asked Questions (directly from PA State website)
Sample Affidavit Relating to Residence
(For a copy of this affidavit in Word, please contact email@example.com.)